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Scottish Parliament: Scottish Elections (Representation and Reform) Bill: Stage 1 (27 Jun 2024)

Jamie Hepburn: ...2022, especially on campaign finance, and it builds on experience from the pandemic. The bill extends candidacy rights for Scottish Parliament and local government elections to foreign nationals with limited leave to remain. It seems right that those who can vote in our elections should also be able to stand for election unless there are strong reasons otherwise. I highlight the...

Scottish Parliament: General Question Time: Primary Care (Areas of Population Growth) (27 Jun 2024)

Neil Gray: sum allocation for each general practice is adjusted every quarter to account for changes in its registered patients list, and growing practices should therefore receive a greater share of national funding. The Scottish Government uplifts general medical services funding annually to account for population growth. In 2023-24, that uplift amounted to £8.3 million. Because...

Scottish Parliament: General Question Time: Emergency Departments (27 Jun 2024)

Alexander Stewart: To ask the Scottish Government what it is doing to tackle any inappropriate care and overcrowding in national health service emergency departments. (S6O-03648)

Scottish Parliament: General Question Time: Midwives (27 Jun 2024)

Brian Whittle: To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that the provision of midwives by the national health service meets demand. I should declare an interest, in that I have a daughter who is a midwife. (S6O-03652)

Scottish Parliament: First Minister’s Question Time: Cabinet (Meetings) (27 Jun 2024)

John Swinney: in our schools and the appointment of mental health counsellors in order try to provide early intervention to reduce the crystallisation of demand for child and adolescent mental health services, so that young people are supported at an earlier stage. The Government has increased expenditure on mental health with a 2 per cent cash increase, representing 8.5 per cent of total...

8. Debate on Petition P-06-1437, 'Increase, don’t cut, funding for the National Library, Amgueddfa Cymru and the Royal Commission' (26 Jun 2024)

Heledd Fychan: We're also aware of the impact on our national library, with prominent members of staff having left and services already restricted. Losing these positions has an impact not only on the library's work, but on the local economy in Ceredigion. Therefore, I urge the Cabinet Secretary not only to note this petition, but to respond to it by commissioning independent research on the effect of cuts...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Social Justice: Visually Impaired People (26 Jun 2024)

Tom Giffard: Diolch yn fawr. In a letter to the chief executive of Cardiff Council, the Royal National Institute of Blind People detailed the council's failure to account for the needs of blind and partially sighted people. Whilst the issues raised in that letter pertain to the bus borders in Cardiff specifically, many blind and partially sighted people that I spoke to in my region say it applies...

2. Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and Social Justice: Questions Without Notice from Party Spokespeople (26 Jun 2024)

Joel James: ...IT scandal, the Trades Union Congress has recently claimed that the Communication Workers Union has been blocked from effectively organising at the post office, and they've also alleged that the National Federation of SubPostmasters was given funds ranging from £500,000 to a staggering £2.5 million by the Post Office in order to support their services. This has led to accusations that...

QNR: Questions to the Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport (26 Jun 2024)

Ken Skates: Our national transport delivery plan sets out our plans to improve the accessibility of public transport in Wales, including investment in rail and legislation to allow the franchising of bus services. We want to develop integrated transport network that is accessible for all people in Wales.

Scottish Parliament: Circular Economy (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (25 Jun 2024)

Gillian Martin: ...the definition of a public body to section 3(1)(a) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, which could capture several thousand bodies, including all primary care providers that deliver national health service services in Scotland, as well as other small and medium-sized organisations such as registered social landlords and independent special schools. All of those would be...

1. Questions to the First Minister: GP Funding (25 Jun 2024)

Vaughan Gething: ...that.  Now, in terms of the future organisation, it's important to recognise that the numbers of practices are changing, often because people are merging practices to have a larger and more robust service—a larger and more robust model for the doctors themselves. And, actually, I come back to the analogy of my past life as a lawyer, when I had a job that people understood and...

1. Questions to the First Minister: Questions Without Notice from the Party Leaders (25 Jun 2024)

Vaughan Gething: ...gets, to invest in key public services—but, more than that, a commitment to invest in the future of the economy, the clear statement that the age of austerity will be over, investing in a national wealth fund that will put additional investment into the key future of not just Wales but the wider UK, investment in ports, in steel, and in our renewable sectors, not just to do the right...

Scottish Parliament: Benefits Uptake (20 Jun 2024)

Collette Stevenson: most. It shows that too many people are unaware of the support that is available to them or are facing barriers in accessing it. It is crucial that we tackle these issues, and many services out there are doing just that. For people in East Kilbride, that includes the brilliant East Kilbride Citizens Advice Bureau, as well as local Christians Against Poverty representatives...

Scottish Parliament: Housing Emergency (20 Jun 2024)

Paul McLennan: abolish policies such as the bedroom tax and the benefit cap. Housing has a bearing on all four of the First Minister’s priorities. That fact is reflected in our proposal for a new national outcome on housing. The plan that I am setting out today is organised under three strategic pillars. First, we need more high-quality permanent homes. Secondly, we need the right homes...

Scottish Parliament: Provisional Outturn 2023-24 (20 Jun 2024)

Ivan McKee: ...once again that the Scottish Government is prudently and competently managing Scotland’s finances while protecting our priorities and ensuring that we have sustained effective delivery of public services. Managing the financial position for 2023-24 once again represented a significant challenge. The continued impact of persistently high inflation, combined with pressure on...

Scottish Parliament: West Coast Ferry Services (20 Jun 2024)

Graham Simpson: ...To answer what Kenneth Gibson said, it is perfectly in order for any member to lodge a motion of this nature. In Jamie Greene’s case, the motion is of local interest. We can also lodge motions of national interest. Jamie Greene has raised a number of important points about the reliability of ferries in his patch and the future of Ardrossan as the port for the Arran service. On...

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